And stripes. Today I’m wearing both bananas and stripes:
The dress is from a local vintage store in Portland, Billy Goat Vintage. They have an amazing collection of items, but on my first ever visit there I saw this banana print dress and knew it was all over. I had to have it:
The jacket is also vintage, but from a local thrift store:
And the sandals, they are Steve Madden and I chose them specifically to add a modern edge to my all-vintage look. Head-to-toe vintage is not really my aesthetic; I prefer, instead, to mix modern and vintage in a single outfit.
I did think about belting this dress, but there is so much volume that it doesn’t take well to being belted. I also like the idea of a full, loose dress in summer. The jacket reigns in the volume a little, but it still has the looseness I like with an above-the-knee dress. I’m comfortable in short or tight, but rarely both at once.
It’s a different silhouette than I usually wear (I’m a fit-and-flare girl at heart) but I like it and think the silhouette works with the playful print.
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